There is no competition for Josh Freeman's quarterback job, at least not yet.
Rookie QB Mike Glennon made some plays in Thursday night's 44-16 preseason loss to the Baltimore Ravens, but Bucs coach Greg Schiano made it clear Friday that Freeman is his starter.
The placekicking job is another matter.
''I hope for a very, very hard decision there,'' Schiano said, ''and that would mean we're going to be in good shape.''
Veteran Lawrence Tynes was signed to replace Bucs kicker Connor Barth, who will miss the season with a torn Achilles tendon. But the 35-year-old Tynes, who earned two Super Bowl rings with the New York Giants, was sidelined Thursday night by a toe injury. Derek Dimke, a rookie free agent from Illinois, kicked field goals of 29, 35 and 45 yards in soggy conditions, one of the few bright spots in the Bucs' preseason opener.
''I was pleased with the three made field goals. They weren't gimmes,'' Schiano said. ''Someone asked last night if that makes it a more spirited...